Heads up Chicago! TEDxParkerSchool coming March 24th

TEDxParkerSchool will be targeted towards youth — specifically a high school audience.

The event will be held in Chicago at the newly completed and state-of-the-art theater space at Francis Parker School.  It is a one-day event (Saturday 1pm-4pm) and many students, adults, community members and educators will be in attendance.  

The theme is “The Eye-Opening Experience” because we understand that high school students are either in the midst of or are about to have our own such moments. 

More information on TEDxParkerSchool can be found on their website.

TEDxPune empowers its community

On October 10th, 2010, TEDxPune hosted its first event to inspire better cities and citizenship. We were interested in spreading ideas, and our main challenge was to engage our local community.

We wanted to cover people from various backgrounds - from technologically enabled engineers to poor slum kids who have potential ideas, but don’t have a platform or access.

In one year since the first TEDxPune — we’ve hosted a series of activities in our city for “ideas worth spreading”:

Marathon Campaign

Every year, Pune hosts an international marathon, where 50,000+ people participate. We decided to participate and promote TEDxPune with a poster campaign.

TEDxPune volunteers were standing at various corners of the marathon route with TEDxPune posters, and explained the concept of TEDx and TEDxPune to anyone that was interested.

TEDxYouthDay and Watching the Livestream of TEDxYouth@NASA

TEDxPune Creativity Workshop

Participants were asked to create a parachute from waste — a teacup, thread — with limited time.

TEDxChange Event and Poster Campaign

Slum Salons

Pune consists of poor people, as well rich people. Ideas have no boundaries, and we decided to host events in communities where people dont have access to internet and technology. We introduced TED and TEDx to people in these slum communities and showed people how to host their own TEDx event.


Barry Newstaed  — the Global Development Director at Wikipedia — spoke at TEDxPune to celebrate 10th Anniversary of Wikipedia.

The Show must go on, inspiration must go on.

Written by Abhishek Suryawanshi, TEDxPune Curator.

TEDxYouthDay Fun Promotional Videos

With TEDxYouthDay 2011 only 50 days away, event organizers and their teams are working hard to produce amazing events all around the world. Some TEDxYouthDay Organizers have already created videos which are generating excitement around their events, such as TEDxYouth@Conejo:

Here are some great pre-event and post-event TEDxYouthDay 2010 promotional videos:

TEDxYouth@Aveiro 2010:

TEDxYouth@Porto 2010:


TEDxYouth@Amsterdam 2010: